Balanced Therapy’s trained therapists cast out stress and discomfort with an array of massage techniques. The ashiatsu massage employs the firm compressions of a therapist’s bare feet to appease backs harboring deep pockets of stress or collections of outdated phonebooks. Dorsal walkers balance between two bars to apply as much pressure as possible for more effective toe kneads and deeper bodywork. Spines tired from failed heists of the Liberty Bell can ease aches with the tension-melting hot-stone treatment, which delivers care packages of warmth to deep tissue. The spread of multisensory muscle kneads also includes relaxation and prenatal massages. The studio’s intimate setting swaddles guests in calm with minimalist décor, private treatment rooms, and a colorful mural of koi fish.
Align Chiropractic Day Spa blends traditional chiropractic treatments with classic spa services. Jessica Crivelli, doctor of chiropractic, welcomes customers who might be suffering from neck or back pains, headaches, or allergies, and balances their bodies via manipulations and adjustments. Meanwhile, massage therapists Cristy Fellabaum, Kimberly Graham, and Nicole Campo assuage muscle aches and stress with modalities such as hot stone, Swedish, and trigger point. These services are augmented by aesthetic treatments such as microdermabrasion, peels, and custom facials to make sure your outward appearance matches how you feel inside.
Hernando Massage's therapists untie knotted muscles during therapeutic massages using a variety of techniques. During Swedish massages, they glide their nimble fingers over the back to reduce stress and tension, or they use targeted pressure during deep-tissue massages that can alleviate chronic pain caused by filling in for the boss's desk chair after his broke. The therapists also use prenatal massages to give expectant mothers a break from the physical demands that arise with pregnancy.
Add-on options, such as aromatherapy and sugar-foot scrubs, add another layer of relaxation.
Owners Chad and Amy Dahmn and the ace salon and spa specialists at Escape Luxury Salon & Day Spa have built up an impressive list of services aimed at relaxing and beautifying clients. Personnel sit down with patrons to determine which treatments best suit their needs, from hairstyling and highlighting to nail enhancement, exfoliating facials, or muscle-soothing massages. During treatments, they use high-quality products from brands such as Epicuren and OPI, which are available for purchase. The salon’s view of a nearby harbor, the Ventura mountains, and hiking hypnotists ruffling leaf piles into heart shapes contributes to the serene air that permeates the space.
The aestheticians at Blu Salon not only gussy up guests from head to toe with a range of beautifying services but also go the extra mile to ensure that clients are as relaxed as possible. After soothing skin and remedying epidermal maladies with glycolic peels and a variety of facials, the relaxation experts complement face-refurbishing treatments with shiatsu massages that catapult sore bodies onto cloud nine—or into the neighbor’s backyard jacuzzi. While clients yield their hands and feet to the skilled manicurist Shantel, they snuggle into a tension-taming massage chair and unload their stresses. After nail techs finish dolling up digits, they also can perform a foot massage upon request. The salon’s menu of services rounds out with eyebrow, lip, and forearm waxing as well as UV-tanning sessions.